Sorry to have missed the your going away shout. I was busy on the bike. Is that a good enough excuse?
I'll tap on your web page from time to time but it's easier to subscribe to this as it emails me when you have added new content.
It sounds as though you are both finally under way and living the dream. Vicki and I are at present drafting up the designs for our next adventure as well. Nothing cast in stone just yet as we need to sort our finances out first but it look as good that crossing paths in South America could be in the cards.
Travel safe as I know you both will. If you like, once your down in the "Lower 48" I'll try to point out a few must visit locations. Not too many as I'm sure you will want to find some of those amazing places for yourself.
All the best to you both,